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The Trick to Keeping Them from Blinking

If you shoot a group of five people or more, it’s almost guaranteed that one or more people will have their eyes shut. It’s another natural law of wedding photography, but you’re not going to have to worry about that very much, because you’re about to learn a great trick that will eliminate most, if not all, instances of people blinking or having their eyes closed. When you’re ready to shoot the shot, have everybody close their eyes, and then on the count of three have them all open their eyes and smile. Then, wait one more count before you take your shot. When I’m shooting these groups, here’s what I say, “Okay, everybody close your eyes. Now open them on 3-2-1...open!” Then I wait one count after they open their eyes before I take the shot. It works wonders.

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